I had some Swanson whole, natural and organically grown almonds on hand this weekend and you know this girl’s love affair with almond extract…so I just HAD to make these sweet and delicious dunkers – Almond Biscotti.

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Ingredients:

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup whole, natural and organically grown Swanson almonds

1 teaspoon baking powder

Dash of salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

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Directions:

1. Spread almonds out on a baking pan and toast in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, stirring half way through. Let cool for a few minutes and roughly chop. Turn oven down to 300 degrees.

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2. Whisk eggs, vanilla and almond extracts in a small bowl until combined. Set aside. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients until combined.

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3. Using a hand or stand mixer, pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until they come together to form a dough.

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4. Divide dough in half and form each half into a log about 10 inches long by two inches wide. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Remove to cooling racks and let cool for 10 minutes.

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5. Cut logs into 1/2 inch slices. Space slices out on baking sheet and cook for 16 additional minutes, flipping slices over half way through.

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6. Let cool and enjoy dunked in coffee, crumbled over ice cream or dipped in chocolate…mmm chocolate…

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